Jonathan is the Head of School for Sport, Public Services and Key Stage 4 at CONEL. On Thursday 4 October he was presented with the Newham Community Project of the Year Award sponsored by the University of East London (UEL) at the Newham Awards, for his amazing contribution to the local community.
Jonathan has set-up and runs a borough-wide football programme that offers young people free football activities. Based at the Olympic Park in Stratford, the programme allows people of all backgrounds and abilities to train for free in the local E20 community.
Jonathan said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to UEL for choosing us to receive the award. I’m delighted for all the volunteers; including the work experience learners from CONEL and coaches, because without them, the free football project wouldn’t be possible. A massive thank you to all 750 members that have attended and currently attend. This achievement is for them.”
Darran Brown teaches Public Services at CONEL and specialises in working with people with physical disabilities. Darran is collaborating with Sports Able – a company that aims to promote training fitness instructors who provide a service to clients with disability. They enable the client through health and fitness activities regardless of their disability. Darran and SFE Academy enable the integration of disabled and able-bodied people via training. His work has been recognised by mainstream health and fitness Workout Magazine, a nationally recognised industry standard magazine.
Darran aims to bring in more equipment and training to our learners to facilitate training sessions with Sports Able at the college.